Backlog: September 2018

September is when the Raveningham Country Fair takes place, so of course we took Em to see it. There's lots to see—steam engines, birds of prey, arts and crafts, and classic cars. Since she's quite mobile by this point, Em loves looking around the garden and garage. She obviously has no sense of self-preservation, so I'm always following her around and letting her explore her environment, ready to intervene if she, as entirely hypothetical examples, tries to climb a ladder or pick up a saw. The weather was still comfortable enough that walks on the beach are plenty pleasant, »

Backlog: June 2018

June feels simultaneously yesterday and years ago. A lot has changed, not least of all Emily, who back then couldn't even crawl. We were also still living in a rented house, too, which we knew wouldn't be enough now that we had Em; plans were in motion, though: we'd decided on our new house and were in the (long, long) process of buying it. »

Summer streets of London

My work held its annual "let's all see how we did this year" meetup thing recently, except this one was much shorter than in previously, running only from 13:00 to 16:00. This meant a) I could get up at a normal time, since my train was at 7:30 and not, like, 5:00 or something ridiculous, and b) I could have a bit of time afterwards to explore London while I waited for my 19:00 train. My colleague/friend Adam, a (more or less) local of the area, knew of some potentially interesting places to see, »

Via London

Yesterday I had to go to London on business, so obviously I took my camera (the X100 this time) and spent some of my lunch break and some time after work taking pictures. »

OCOLOY Week 33

Much like last week, the weather this week was mostly grey and dull, making me really feel the onset of winter, and its associated emotional blues. This led me to poke around with some monochrome conversions in Capture One, and on a whim I tried a less contrasty one with a slightly brighter tone curve. I really like it, which is surprising to me because although I've often felt I should try to tone down the contrast a bit (in both mono and colour), up til now I've never really liked the results, thinking they looked too flat. The look »

OCOLOY Week 16

This was a week of locational variety! At the weekend Zoe and I went to visit her sister in Cambridge, and on Wednesday I went to London on business. Alas, it was almost exclusively business, with little time to take pictures. Still, it was good to visit somewhere different from my usual local area, even if the 3 hour train journey each way is a bit of a chore. warehouse sundown rainbow rope wet bike lake bed life ring private photographer »

London Streets

Saturday was a bit of a gamble, weather-wise – originally forecast to be a toasty 29°, this was later amended to warn of possible storms, so the employer-organised picnic Zoe and I were going to in London was cancelled. Having already bought our train tickets, we decided to have a day out in London anyway, and have lunch with my brother and his girlfriend. The 08:00 from Lowestoft to Ipswich. Street photography has always been one of my main interests, along with the more general idea of documentary photography: capturing life, in moments and in its impact on things. One »